Kathy is a PhD scholar undertaking social research exploring the relationships between urban neighbours and nature reserves. Prior to embarking on this research, Kathy has worked as an environmental planner, policy analyst and natural resource management facilitator. Kathy is an active community volunteer with experience in social housing organisations, neighbourhood fire units and urban landcare groups. Kathy is a member of the Mt Taylor Park Care group, the Friends of Mulligans Flat and the Chifley Community Fire Unit in Canberra. Her research interests encompass urban planning and biodiversity conservation, community-based governance of natural resources and interdisciplinary and integrative research.
Research papers, books and reports
Eyles, K. and Mulvaney, M. (2014) Responsible pet ownership and the protection of wildlife: options for improving the management of cats in the ACT. A background paper prepared for the ACT Responsible Cat Ownership Steering Committee. http://www.feral.org.au/responsible-cat-ownership-in-the-act/
Rainbird, W., Eyles K., Widdowson, J. and Welch, S. (eds) (2013) A Labour of Love – Celebrating Landcare in the ACT, Southern ACT Catchment Group, Canberra, 2013.
Eyles, K. (2013) Nature on the doorstep: Social perspectives of nature reserves and developing urban areas. Case study of Forde and Mulligans Flat, Fact Sheet prepared for the ACT Land Development Agency.